Bungie has officially confirmed Destiny 2 with a reveal trailer, and once again in-game content will be locked to PS4 owners for a full year.
Destiny was notorious for its timed exclusivity deals, which gave PS4 owners access to weapons, strikes, and other content that was gated off to Xbox players for a full year. Surprising no one, that trend will continue with Destiny 2, indicating Activision's multi-year deal with Sony is still strong as ever. Remember that Destiny 2 should launch on PC, so this timed exclusivity will now lock out a new platform of gamers from content.
"Get exclusive Destiny 2 content on PS4. Timed exclusive content until at least Fall 2018. More details to come this summer," reads Sony's Destiny 2 reveal trailer.
Bungie and Activision have dropped an official teaser trailer for Destiny 2, confirming a plotline that was gleaned by recently leaked promo posters.
Destiny 2 will revolve around an invasion on The Last City on Earth. I've always said we should go to the Last City and meet the people who we're fighting for, and now I'll get my wish...of course the city itself will be annihilated and destroyed by incoming waves of Cabal monstrosities. The Vanguard defends the city--including Cayde-6 and Zavala--and we get our first glimpse at a dual fire-sword wielding baddie. Lance Reddick will reprise his role as Zavala, and Nathan Fillion will also play Cayde-6 this time around.
The Cabal have been up to something mysterious, and Destiny 2 will show us exactly what those space gladiators have uncovered. Remember that the Cabal sent off a message to their colossal interstellar Empire in The Taken King. This message probably triggered the invasion and sacking of The Last City. Also there's speculation that Lysander has joined up with the Cabal and is leading rogue Guardians to strike the Last City as well.
Back in the day, I was obsessed with full-motion video (FMV) games - so much so that Under a Killing Moon was a must have purchase for me at the time. Games like Night Trap and Ground Zero Texas on my Sega Mega CD were amazing to me, as they blurred the worlds of cheesy Hollywood video, with a video game.
Now, Wales Interactive is teasing their new 'cinematic FMV crime thriller' game Late Shift, coming to the PC, Xbox One and PS4 on April 18. Late Shift gives gamers the opportunity to change the path of the game from the very start, through to the end - with 7 different endings available, depending on your actions throughout the game.
Late Shift will feature:
- Multi-optional Storytelling: One story, countless storylines, seven endings.
- A completely live action, cinematic interactive thriller, filmed in full HD in London, England.
- Over 180 decision points in total with no pauses and no looping footage.
- Directed by Tobias Weber, and written by Michael R. Johnson, author of Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)
- Acting performances by Joe Sowerbutts (Matt), Haruka Abe (May-Ling) and Oliver Twist's Richard Durden (Samuel Parr).
2K has just released a new, free playable demo of Mafia 3 - something that lets gamers play through the entire first act of the game. Better yet, you can bring over your progress into the full game, if you wish to buy it - with 2K releasing a new pack of DLC, and offering 50% discount.
Mafia 3's first paid DLC is called 'Faster, Baby!' and is available now with new narrative, and Sinclair Parish - the town west of the Bayou where Lincoln teams with Roxy Laveau, in order to take down Sheriff "Slim" Beaumont. There are new driving and combat mechanics that Lincoln has, as well as new weapons and vehicles for his fleet.
There are also two more DLC packs coming for Mafia 3, with 'Stones Unturned' and 'Sign of the Times' coming out in the Summer. 2K is also throwing a huge 50% discount on Mafia 3 right now, something that runs through until April 17, including both the regular version of the game and the Deluxe Edition - which includes the Season Pass to all the DLC.
If there was a first-person shooter that needed a place on the PC, it would be the Halo franchise - but Microsoft have kept Halo tight to their chest, as it's a system seller for their Xbox consoles.
But, Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition might have console fans happy - but PC gamers might be seeing Halo on the PC sooner, rather than later. Twitter user Gamecheat 13 recently shared two screenshots from Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, which is normally only available through the Windows Store, but has been teased for Steam.
Microsoft made a Halo Wars 2 demo available to PC gamers through the Windows Store earlier this month, weighing in at 17GB.
The more we report on Final Fantasy VII: Remake, the more it continues to shift away from the legendary PS1 classic. The action-based remake will feature tons of new mechanics and features that just weren't possible back in the 90s, including dynamically destructible environments and much more.
We've known for a while now that the Final Fantasy VII: Remake has entirely action-based combat like Devil May Cry or Final Fantasy 15 instead of the original's turn-based combat. Now game director Tetsuya Nomura reveals battles have a splash of tactical strategy mixed with the action, and how combat carnage will affect environments.
"Map and object destruction will also happen, and there are part-based destruction elements like breaking the Guard Scorpion's legs," Nomura confirmed in a recent interview with Famitsu.
Square Enix today confirmed that new users can play Final Fantasy 14 for free for an unlimited length of time.
Final Fantasy 14 is absolutely one of the best MMORPGs I've ever played; it's a shining gem in a sea of free to play mediocrity, and Square Enix's dedication to the game is incredible. In the spirit of attracting new players and giving back to the community, the publisher has removed the two week play restriction on FF14's free trial.
"We are pleased to announce that the 14-day limitation on the Free Trial has been removed and the adventure can continue for as long as you want!" the publisher announced in a Lodestone post. "Additionally, users who participated in the Free Trial but never upgraded to the full game will be able to continue where they left off with their account."
Nintendo's new Switch handheld-console hybrid is pretty much sold out wherever you go, and Gamestop is particularly worried that the Japanese console-maker can't keep up with the demand.
The Nintendo Switch sold 1.5 million units in its first week, almost hitting the company's 2 million monthly sales forecast in seven days time. In order to keep up with the staggering demand, Nintendo has ordered 16 million Switch consoles to be made in 2017, doubling its initial 8 million manufacturing plan. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima even suggests the company expects the Switch to outsell the Wii's 110 million lifetime sales.
But despite all these efforts, games retailer giant Gamestop is worried that Nintendo simply can't ship enough consoles to stores. "There's a lot of excitement about the Switch, but there's also a lot of caution," GameStop exec Paul Raines told investors. "We're very cautious simply because of limited allocation. We don't really have an aggressive forecast built-in for the Switch. We've learned with Nintendo not to do that."
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has confirmed that "players who purchase Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play."
The publisher didn't explain why the game's box says an internet connection is required, nor did they comment on the "13GB storage required for downloads" section on the box.
Original story is as follows.
Physical games for Nintendo's new Switch console-handheld hybrid come on cartridges, not discs, and don't require users to install games to the device. But Warner Bros. is apparently keen on smashing this advantage with Lego City Undercover.
With PS4 and Xbox One both requiring you to install 50GB+ disc games, the Switch gives gamers a much-needed reprieve with its cartridge-based system. The Nintendo Switch's physical games are often lightweight ports that sit comfortable on teeny cartridges, offering self-contained games that don't need to be installed onto the system. Since the Switch only has 25.9GB of usable space this is a great move. But Lego City Undercover breaks this golden rule.
Lego City Undercover's full game isn't on its $59.99 cartridge: the game requires you to download "up to 13GB of storage" to your Switch even when you buy the physical cart version. The box flat out says internet is required to play the game, despite Nintendo's efforts to make all singleplayer Switch games self-contained experiences. Since Lego City Undercover is listed at 7.1GB on the Switch eShop, and the Wii U port clocks in at 19GB, this suggests Warner Bros. split the game across the two digital and physical formats.
Sony is preparing a new update for the PS4 Pro that will allow the Media Player to playback 4K content, with some other tweaks being thrown into the update for the PS4 Pro.
You can playback content from a USB stick or home server, like a PC or NAS, but 4K content will be allowed through PSVR as well. USB storage will need to be formatted, as the extended PS4 storage can only be used for saved games/apps - and can't be used to store or save videos. Sony adds: "For those of you that own a PlayStation VR system in addition to PS4 Pro, Media Player will also update to support playback of 4K VR video content".
Sony continues: "PS VR's display resolution is 1920 x RGB x 1080, therefore 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home - just as if you're right back in the scene you shot".